Float

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
3603
Item name
Float 
Category
Fishing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province > Santa Cruz Islands
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by J. A. Preston  
Raw material
wood; pigment; string
Dimensions
H: 305 mm W: 41 mm L: D: 43 mm Circum:

Description

Two carved wood floats [3603 and 3604] attached by string; floats are cylindrical and taper at one end; each have rows of small horizontal incisions on opposite sides; top half is painted brown; one float has an incised cross. Registration number 3603 marked with pen and tag.

Research notes

Identified in 1993 by Anthony Meyer as Santa Cruz Island / Solomon Islands self-floating fishing lines.

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